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ABC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
after voters approved a in november. the fiscal cliff deadline is looming. congress house and have a few hours left to reach a to stop potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect. we will have an in-depth report few moments.just a and now a check on traffic. 118 in germantown, it looks like this all morning. no delays southbound. l head onto a map. we had an ongoing cleanup near the air force base. the lanes have been reopened. everything is looking pretty good. we will head to springfield. traffic moving smoothly north. here is a look at the weather. >> a little bit on the cool side. need playersy today. cold is here. the 21 in manassas, 29 degrees in washington d.c.. if the clouds are filtering in. they will thicken up throughout the day. average between 42 and 46. >> thank you. l have another local news coming up at 8:56 on this new year's eve morning. [ cheers and applause ] >>> all right. we have great crowd outside counting down to the new year. the party is already starting in here. >> a little bit. >> ron claiborne, dan abrams, rachel shut. this i
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
rachel back with us this morning. >>> also, a very big headline in the fiscal cliff showdown. now, just four days from heading over the edge. the meeting that could change it all today at the white house. jon karl is here with the very latest on that. >>> and then, we have a shocking headline this morning. teachers training to shoot guns on the job. using this holiday break to learn how to handle firearms. applications for these classes are up all across the country. we're going to talk much more about that in a bit. >>> we want to get right to the breaking news this morning. it affects so many americans hoping to adopt. the president of russia has just signed a bill, banning americans from adopting russian children. and this now blocks kids from being adopted by american families, leaving russia, to move here to start a new life. abc's lama hasan has the latest from london. good morning to you, lama. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. this controversial new bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children is igniting a firestorm among human rights activists, saying this law victimizes children to make a political point. now, the u.s. is the biggest destination for adopted ru
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
the fiscal cliff, which would mean everyone's taxes will go up, and sharp spending cuts will go into effect. that could drive our economy back into recession. so let's go to abc news chief white house correspondent jonathan karl filling in today for george stephanopoulos as host of abc's "this week." >> hey, jon, good morning. i know today and tomorrow, obviously hugely important. can you sort of walk us through the potential order of operations? what could we see play out today and tomorrow? >> well, it is right down to the wire, dan. what's happening right now is harry reid and mitch mcconnell, the top democrat, top republican in the senate, are still negotiating their staffs at this hour. they are supposed to be working until about 3:00 this afternoon when the plan would be presented to both caucuses. as we understand what they are talking about is the bare minimum. basically the senate negotiating to extend those tax cuts for everybody making under $250,000 a year and do extend unemployment benefits.tdo exten unemployment benefits. also they're talking about trying to do something to stop the automatic spending cuts that go into effect, but don't expect a deal on that. now, dan, if a deal ca
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am EST
overnight from capitol hill. senators waiting until after the fiscal cliff deadline passed at midnight before they finally approved an agreement. the deal would raise taxes only on wealthy americans and would put off any spending cuts for two months. the agreement now goes to the house where passage is not certain. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will be spending this holiday in a new york hospital. her third day there after doctors discovered a blood clot near her brain. abc's martha raddatz has the latest on her serious health scare. >> reporter: this morning the normally globe-trotting secretary of state remains in a hospital room. monitoring closely being given blood thinners to break up the clot in her head. family members including daughter chelsea close at her side. a statement from her doctors new year's eve saying the scan revealed a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right here ♪ the statement says the secretary did not suffer a stroke or any neurological damage but this is clearly a serious setback. >> the goal there is to try and dissolve that clot. she'll likely be on that kind of treatment for three to six months. >> reporter: it was december 7th when the secretary was last seen in public during
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
returning to this morning, cutting his hawaii vacation short because of the looming fiscal cliff deadline. it is now just five days away. is there any movement on either side? how many times can we ask this question of abc chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl, joining us this morning. dare i ask, where we stand this morning? >> reporter: good news and bad news. the president's coming back to washington. the senate's coming back. they're ready to strike a deal. the bad news, josh, no progress whatsoever. and in fact, the treasury department said that the government on monday will hit the limit of how much money we can borrow to run the government. they're going to do some extraordinary measures to keep us running to february. but things look grim. the one sliver of good news i can say on the substance is, the speaker's office tells me this morning there has been contact between the speaker of the house and the president, at least on the staff level. and they won't say whether or not the two men actually spoke. >> contact. hazahs all around. what do we really mean? >> reporter: everybody will see their taxes go up. here's three examples. you have a teacher with two kids making $43,000 a year. taxes will go up by $3,000. a memb
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